Join PeaceLove instructor Paula Brinkman Saturday, November 23 at 2 pm in the library meeting room for a collaborative program of artistic expression. Dress for a mess, acrylic paints will be used. For ages 8 and up with an adult partner. Register online.
Members of the Young Adult Council will host games and Halloween crafts in the meeting room this Friday, October 25th from 2:30-5:00 pm. No registration is required but costumes are encouraged. For ages 3 and up.
Join magician Debbie O'Carroll on Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm in the library meeting room for a program filled with mystifying stage magic, zany comedy and lots of audience participation. For ages 4 and up. Adults without children are welcome to attend. Halloween fun for everyone!
Chef Sharon Martovich teaches how to bake and roast seasonal dishes on Saturday November 9 at 2 pm in the library meeting room. Children ages 7-10 along with an adult partner will make baked fish or chicken fingers, roasted butternut squash and apple pie punch.
Sunday, November 24th from 1-5:00, or whenever one team wins. Try your skills at completing your team’s puzzle before the other teams do! Teams will be comprised of six people each, with every team working on the same puzzle. You can create your own team or be randomly placed on a team. Please sign up in person at the second floor circulation desk. Drinks and snacks will be available.
Monday, October 21st from 5:30-7:30 in the lower hall. You will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of the Census, available job opportunities, and to apply in person.
Representatives from the United States Census Bureau will be at this event to assist you. No registration needed.
Stop by the children's circulation desk anytime between October 16 and October 23 to register your child for a weekly story time. Available classes are Monday at 10 am., Tuesday at 10 am or Wednesday at 1 pm. Children who are residents of Newtown and at least 3 years old by October 28 are eligible for this program of stories, rhymes and a simple craft. Pick up your form at the children's circulation desk. No ...
Sunday, November 20th from 2-4:00 in the Meeting Room.
A celebration of those memorable and colorful decades, this two person show is a multi-media, multi-dimensional presentation of song, storytelling and laughter. Spontaneous singing springs up all around the room as the audience enjoys our common heritage in song and winds up feeling great about where we’ve been and where we are.
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Dr. Schenker of Yale College will lead discussions of three interrelated stories from Margaret Atwood's 2006 collection Moral Disorder and Other Stories. You can pick up copies of the stories at the desk.
All discussions are on Saturdays at 2:00 in the Gathering Room:
October 19 "The Art of Cooking and Serving" Click here to register
November 2 "The Headless Horseman" Click here to register
November 16 "The Boys at the Lab" Click ...
Veteran Spanish teacher Karen Loker will share her love of the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture Tuesday afternoons at 4:15 pm: October 15, October 22 and October 29 in the children's story hour room. For children in grades K-3. Please register for each class you wish to attend.
On Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 in the Gathering Room, Christian Hege presents "Three Settings in Verse:"
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” - by Washington Irving. It’s been too long since you last heard this story. You need it again. And now that you’re all grown up, you may find you identify with Ichabod Crane.
"Josh, a Werewolf Story" - an original story by Mr. Hege. Josh is 13. Just when his body should be changing, his ...
Wednesday, November 6th from 6:30 to 8:00
After his rise to power in 1933, Hitler began to cleanse the culture of what he considered degeneracy. Not only did he persecute specific groups of people, but he also tried to control all aspects of culture. In art, Hitler denounced modern art and its practitioners as “incompetents, cheats and madmen”. After the fall of Paris to the Nazis in June 1940, Hitler’s policies began to affect the Paris ...
Tuesdays, October 15, 22, & 29
Register for one, two, or all!
Meeting Room, 1st floor
October 15: READY
Basics of Business Startup
Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to launching your business.
October 22: SET
Essentials of Becoming Credit-Ready
Learn about various financing options and what banks look for to lend money.
October 29: GO!
Additional Small Business Support
Learn about local resources to assist you in starting and growing your business, such as the SBA District Office, SCORE Western Connecticut, SBDC, Center ...
Exercise your imagination on the following Saturdays at 1 pm in the library meeting room on November 16 and December 14. Actor and educator, Anthony DePoto will lead children in a variety of theater games that foster creativity, communication, and storytelling. For ages 7-10. Register online.
Meets Fridays October 4-November 15, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online.
An educator from the EverWonder Children's Museum will lead a workshop November 2 at 2 pm in the children's story hour room that explores color mixing. Visit the library website for more details and to register. For children in grades K-2.
Looking for a little nudge to get going with Google? Got a question about how to use Libby, Hoopla, or Mango? Trying to send your friend a photo from your smartphone?
Drop in on Tuesdays 2-3 pm for a helping hand with digital technology. IT Librarian Olivia Scully will work with you for up to 15 minutes, and you'll be on your way to greater tech comfort in no time!
First come, first served. Feel free to ...
As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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